AutoCAD® Map 3D 2009
Features and Benefits
AutoCAD® Map 3D software is the leading engineering solution for creating and managing spatial data. Bridging the gap between CAD and GIS, AutoCAD Map 3D provides direct access to the leading data formats used in design and GIS. AutoCAD Map 3D enables the use of AutoCAD® tools for maintaining a broad variety of geospatial information and allows design processes to integrate GIS functions in a single environment for more efficient workflows. The results are better designs, increased productivity, and better data quality. When combined with Autodesk MapGuide® Enterprise software, AutoCAD Map 3D is the quickest way to publish data to the web or intranet.
This release is the most powerful ever for creating and managing precise spatial data. Explore how AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 software helps you work faster and more efficiently on the tasks you do every day. See how AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 software stacks up against previous releases in the AutoCAD Map 3D Release Comparison Matrix
Distribute accurate data to field personnel. which helps ensure data integrity. and other geospatial software applications. industry-leading software.com/imaginit/map3d
Feature Built on the new AutoCAD® 2009 platform
Description AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 is built on the latest ® release of AutoCAD software and is enhanced with a suite of geospatial tools. To find out more about AutoCAD 2009 features. other departments. designs. Work in hybrid IT environments with existing CAD and GIS systems and data. Access raster imagery and connect to web services such as Web Map Services (WMS) and Web Feature Services (WFS) to take advantage of publicly available data sources. visit www.www.
. reliable. They can quickly become productive and have shorter learning times when using AutoCAD Map 3D.
With geo-referenced design data you can quickly integrate data from a variety of sources to create accurate drawings. Oracle and ESRI ArcSDE managed databases or use Oracle. ® Microsoft SQL Server™ and MySQL to store spatial data without expensive middleware.com/autocad-features •
Benefit Lower your cost of operation by using existing in-house expertise with Autodesk design software.
Geographic Coordinate Systems
Work with more than 4. Direct access means no data translations.autodesk. Directly access and edit spatial data that resides in a variety of data sources including files and databases such as DWG™ and ® ® ® ESRI SHP. which is automatically installed when you install AutoCAD Map 3D 2009. and maps.
Direct Data Access
AutoCAD Map 3D software integrates computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information system (GIS) data. rubber-sheeting and track coordinates to accurately geo-reference your ® AutoCAD design data. so you know you’re working with proven. It contains all the features and functionality of AutoCAD 2009.000 real-world coordinate systems or define your own custom coordinate system and use tools such as transform. Combining engineering and GIS data contributes to better decision making and results in more-efficient business processes across departments and job functions.rand. It is easy to find workforce skilled in Autodesk design software.
Lightweight COGO Tools
Save time entering survey data. Easily verify the accuracy of your existing information. multiple users can access. and Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS. Build.rand. Provide GIS deliverables for government agencies. including DWG™. direction. closed polylines. write. search and edit the same sets of DWG files or base maps simultaneously. Input and Inquiry tools help you create and measure simple Coordinate Geometry (COGO) for lines.
Data Clean up
Ensure your design information is free of common drafting and digitizing errors. Help maintain data accuracy throughout the Design.
. you can maintain it in a DWG™ file. Delete duplicates.www. Vector Product Format (VPF.1. read only). ® Arc/Info coverages. SHP and E00 from ® ESRI . Operate. convert it to an external file or move it into a spatial database. Generalized Markup Language (GML 3. so you can read. and polygons. Increase productivity by enabling multiple users to work simultaneously while sharing design data. and Maintenance (DBOM) lifecycle. contractors and clients. and convert data between standard formats. Ordnance Survey MasterMap (DNF) (GML2. Using DWG query functionality. •
Benefit Easily exchange data with colleagues. This efficient and reliable way to work collaboratively with DWG based information reduces the need for version control and minimizes time wasted waiting for data.com/imaginit/map3d
Feature Data Exchange
Description AutoCAD Map 3D interoperates with all major design and GIS software. Help ease the integration of data into your GIS or mapping system with clean and accurate spatial data. curves. deflection and azimuth angle. read only). After working with the data. correct undershoots and dangling objects. ® MicroStation DGN (V7 and V8). Using Drawing Cleanup tools you can automate the often time-consuming correction of common drafting and digitizing errors. MapInfo TAB.
Find the right project information for the task. read only).1). This functionally streamlines the process of drawing plats and existing conditions by allowing for the input of geometry in terms of bearing. Autodesk SDF. and more. MapInfo MIF/MID™.
Produce more professional designs. Move beyond basic CAD maps to advanced cartography and presentations. roads. By applying a classification to an existing or new object. To download free industry specific toolkits that can help fast-track the classification process. Move. Split and merge functionality is ideal for cadastral management.rand. Support decision making and effectively communicate your design intent quickly and clearly. land usage.
Map Creation and Stylization
Cartography tools enable you to create maps that in the past had to be created with additional GIS specific software. zoning districts. the object automatically takes its properties and values from its object class. Rotate. parcels. Break.saving time and streamlining map production. and reports. plans. When you create an object using object classification. save and reuse styles in any project . maps. maintaining consistency and establishing standards in your drawing. Trim. Call out details with attribute driven labels that provide text along a curve and segment stitching functionality.com/imaginit/map3d
Feature CAD editing on Geospatial Data
Description Data accessed through FDO can be directly edited with standard AutoCAD commands such as Pedit.com/mapdownloads •
Benefit Use accurate and precise CAD tools and CAD trained workforce to create and edit CAD and GIS data without conversion. Easily edit polygon objects with new split and merge functions and use the new Expression Builder to populate attributes with data calculations and intrinsic object properties. Blend data using transparency. Join. cables or water pipes).www. Easily create stylized maps that highlight specific features or information such as service areas. proposals. you can be assured that it meets your standards for both data and display. pipe and cable installation dates and diameters. visit www.g.
New and experienced staff can improve productivity and drafting efficiency while maintaining data quality during the data creation and capture phases of a project. Ease integration of design data from contractors by ensuring it matches your companies drafting standards. Offset.autodesk. and Cut/Copy/Paste.
. and much more. Organize objects in your drawing by the realworld features that they represent (e.
Easily join CAD objects to commonly used databases such ® as Microsoft Access and easily store CAD and GIS data in popular relational database management systems (RDBMSs) including ® ® ESRI ArcSDE managed databases.com/imaginit/map3d
Feature GIS Analysis
Description Answer questions about your data and make decisions. and perform buffer and tracing analysis.
GRID (Raster) Surfaces
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Benefit Quickly visualize. create reports.www. evaluate and validate spatial and non-spatial information. filtering. build topologies. Visualize and analyze large-scale topographic information—digital elevation models (DEM) and ESRI GRID files—for elevation. Microsoft SQL ® Server™ or MySQL to store spatial data without expensive middleware. Support planning and infrastructure asset management activities by searching. AutoCAD Map 3D provides easy visualization and evaluation of design and asset management projects. slope. and aspect. Perform data queries. and much more. Use existing data models or create your own schemas using straightforward tools and use ® ® databases such as Oracle . creating visuals that everyone can understand. enabling you to easily combine graphical design and GIS data with tabular information in one view. analyzing. Create better designs and improve infrastructure operation and maintenance decisions. Use draping functionality to combine topography data with aerial photographs and vector data for stunning and revealing 3D renderings that can be published to 3D DWF files for viewing in free ® Autodesk Design Review software by nontechnical users. create thematic maps. as well as create contours and perform sunlight studies with hillshading. Submit proposals that have a lasting effect on project decision makers and your reputation. Utilize information in vector and tabular formats and link the data together.
Take advantage of information that resides in databases. With integrated GIS tools.
. standardsbased database support.rand. AutoCAD Map 3D provides open. and editing spatial and nonspatial information.
Use intuitive tools to quickly and easily create users. Mitigate effect of staff turnover and knowledge loss. SDF is ideal for storing medium to large (5-500 MB) data sets such as cadastral fabrics. and how) about your spatial information and publish it in standard formats including International Organization for Standardization (ISO) (19115 and 19139) and Federal Geographic Data Committee ( FGDC). when.g.. define schemas (databases and files) or load data models via XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) from industry standard modeling programs.www. where. SDF supports rich geometry. •
Benefit Easily manage and convert information between differing data stores supporting design and as-built data flow to GIS and asset management solutions.com/imaginit/map3d
Feature Data Management Tools
Description Easily and effectively manage spatial data in virtually any format. building outlines. Save valuable IT resources by enabling an administrator with little database expertise to define users and data storage parameters. SDF/SHP to Oracle). Easily track data changes over time. multiple tables.rand. why. The spatial data file (SDF) enables you to organize and manage your data as realworld features. Ease data transfer and interpretation by new users. Increased storage capacity and faster performance compared to DWG make this easy-to-manage file-based data repository a smart choice when an enterprise database doesn’t make sense. With automatic metadata creation it is easy for you to share your data with other people in your organization or externally with contractors and regulatory agencies. allowing you to unlock legacy spatial information and streamline workflow. AutoCAD Map 3D acts as a hub for managing large amounts of spatial data.
Spatial Data File (SDF)
SDF is a portable geo-enabled open data format that provides constraint based attribute creation and allows you to take full advantage of Autodesk Geospatial software FDO based capabilities. roads and utility networks.
Maintain your investment in spatial data with tools to create and edit metadata (the who.
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Benefit Cost-effectively distribute spatial information across and beyond your organization while save printing costs and valuable time.osgeo.
.org. Using free* Autodesk Design Review software. Autodesk released FDO as an open source project (http://fdo.osgeo.www. This initiative enables developers all over the world to tap into powerful geospatial data access technology. maps and designs in a variety of ways to meet your organizations needs. Get additional return on your investment in software and spatial information by using free and low cost solutions to access data that resides in existing enterprise and GIS systems.com/imaginit/map3d
Feature Publishing Tools
Description Distribute your geospatial data. managers. plans and maps while protecting your intellectual property.. team members can digitally review.rand. AutoCAD Map 3D makes it easy for you to take advantage of the open source world by extending data access with third party and open source FDO Providers for data stores not currently supported by Autodesk (e.
Extensibility via Open Source
With the power of FDO Data Access Technology (FDO) on the desktop. Enable customer service agents.org) under the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) www. or distribute them as individual geo-referenced DWF™ files. ESRI Personal Geodatabase and PostGIS). multisheet DWF Map Books and paper plots.g. and comment on 2D and 3D designs. field operations and external contractors to access the information they require to make better decisions and improve effectiveness. To help make it easier for developers to extend capabilities of FDO. create and design maps within AutoCAD Map 3D and quickly publish them to the internet ® using Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise software. measure.
AUTOCAD MAP 3D FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Feature Robust API
Description AutoCAD Map 3D comes with robust . AutoCAD Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise software share a unified geospatial API as well as unified FDO data access technology that can be used to build custom applications which share business logic and common code. DWF. Inc.. Easily deliver geospatial applications on the desktop and over the Web. in the USA and/or other countries. Additionally. Autodesk. © 2008 Autodesk.
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Benefit Further enhance the capabilities of the software and costeffectively create custom applications for specific functions within the organization.rand.